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by Helsbells
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Bicarbonate of Soda
Replies: 14
Views: 11428

Bicarbonate of Soda

Everyone raves about how great this is and it has so many uses, cleaning teeth, surfaces, hair etc. I think it is great and use it to clean that bathroom, so I got to thinking about what I would do if I could no longer easily get my hands on the stuff and if I could make it myself, (thinking it migh...
by Helsbells
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: moon cup still fits
Replies: 11
Views: 9437

Re: moon cup still fits

I spoke too soon.

My mooncup runneth over

:(
by Helsbells
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: moon cup still fits
Replies: 11
Views: 9437

moon cup still fits

My moon cup still fits!! (small size after having a baby)
very happy about this.
by Helsbells
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Veganism not an option any more
Replies: 31
Views: 5472

Re: Veganism not an option any more

Have a look at the Sheepdrove Farm website, they have a shop in Bristol too and they do online orders. I had dealings with them in the past and I really liked what they were doing there. As for rabbits and deer, lots of butchers stock farmed rabbits and farmed deer, I used to know someone who shot ...
by Helsbells
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: 'Cry it out ' sleep training causes brain damage
Replies: 9
Views: 9531

Re: 'Cry it out ' sleep training causes brain damage

I read, (not sure where but possibly The Attachment Parenting Book) that when babies cry they release stress hormones. Research was done testing saliva that showed that even after the baby stopped crying the stress hormone levels were just as high as when the baby was crying. The baby gives up cryin...
by Helsbells
Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Seats reserved exclusively for men in the House of Lords
Replies: 59
Views: 17373

Re: Seats reserved exclusively for men in the House of Lords

If you make the assumption that religions are innately evil and bad then I can fully understand not wanting it to be involved in politics. However I would argue that religion is innately GOOD, with goodness at it's core, and based on that assumption having religion in politics can be positive. Some ...
by Helsbells
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: 2012 review and apologies!
Replies: 12
Views: 2393

Re: 2012 review and apologies!

Brilliant News Mrs F, so happy for you! What a brilliant end to a less than brilliant year. Heres to a wonderful 2013 for you and your lovely family.
x
by Helsbells
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Home Schooling
Replies: 12
Views: 10175

Re: Home Schooling

I am afriad I have less confidence in the State Education System than you both do. I am a teacher in a comprehensive secondary. Classes of 30 with disruptive pupils spoiling the learning for the other children, teachers who are tired from being verbally abused and physically attacked on a daily basi...
by Helsbells
Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Blackouts by 2015?
Replies: 26
Views: 5518

Re: Blackouts by 2015?

I used to think that Armageddon would be great and we could all go self-sufficient and live locally and everything would be wonderful, but then I realised it wouldn't be wonderful at all, it the oil/coal/gas really ran out there would be raping and looting, food shortages leading to starvation, wate...
by Helsbells
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Maths problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Re: Maths problem

I do shop at the true food co-op Lyn, but there butter is even more expensive than supermarket, something like £1.70 per 250grams
Thanks everyone for helping out, it is a shame that it isn't cheaper to make your own :(
I will look out for cream on sale though, good idea.
by Helsbells
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Anyone know of good home smoking builds?
Replies: 10
Views: 3174

Re: Anyone know of good home smoking builds?

I've got this one:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Frontier-3-1-BB ... 535&sr=8-1

It was a present, I love it, can do hot and cold smoking.
by Helsbells
Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Maths problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Re: Maths problem

Oh year 205g is correct sorry. That is how bad I am at maths, I can't even transfer the numbers correctly from my head to the computer!
So does that mean that it WOULDN'T be cheaper to make my own butter? (time not included)
by Helsbells
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Whole Grain Wheat Flour.
Replies: 6
Views: 1521

Re: Whole Grain Wheat Flour.

I have ground some of my own wheat kernels, but it didn't taste much different from normal flour (although I did mix it with normal flour so that could be why) I just ground them in my blending!
by Helsbells
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Newbie help!! What should I be planting now?
Replies: 5
Views: 2239

Re: Newbie help!! What should I be planting now?

You can plant some winter lettuces such as lambs lettuce, some winter cabbage, and at the end of September you can plant some onion sets.
by Helsbells
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Maths problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Maths problem

I wonder if anyone mathematically minded might be able to help me with a problem. I want to know if it is financially viable to churn my own butter. I don't want to make my own butter if it works out more expensive than buying it. So here are the figures: 150g of organic butter costs £1.50 300ml org...